Kathleen A. Thomas, 75|
Dec. 23, 1941 — Feb. 2, 2017
Kathleen A. Thomas, 75, of Alma, formerly of Slinger, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
She was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 23, 1941, one of two daughters born to the late Edgar and Esther (Kegel) Platz.
Kathy attended Milwaukee Lutheran High School, graduating with the class of 1959.
She was united in marriage to Wayne Thomas, to this union fraternal twins were born, Danielle and Donald. They later divorced.
Kathy was employed as the manager of Schaefer’s BP along with the deli manager at the Piggly Wiggly, both located in Slinger. Following her retirement in 2013, Kathy relocated to Alma to be near to her grandchildren.
During her time in Alma, Kathy found great joy in volunteering her time at the Alma Area Schools, helping read with the first- and second-graders.
Many who knew Kathy would rave about her cooking and baking abilities, especially her peanut butter balls and spaghetti and meatballs. She will be always remembered as a supportive friend a caring volunteer, but mostly as a mom, sister, and wonderful, loving grandma.
Kathy will be dearly missed but always in the hearts of her twins, Danielle (Bob) Schalinske of Alma and Don Thomas of West Bend; precious grandchildren, Alexandra, Karysa and Kali; sister, Marianne (Fred) Murphy of Phelps; and also by other relatives and dear friends.
A visitation will be held from 11 a.m.1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Phillip Funeral Home, West Bend.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: